FREWSBURG – The embattled police chief in the Town of Carroll will continue to remain on administrative leave while he deals with a domestic violence assault charge.
According to a recent article in the Post-Journal, the Carroll Town Board last week passed a resolution extending Tim Wright’s administrative leave by another 60 days. However, unlike previous months, the latest administrative leave will be unpaid.
Wright was charged in July with 3rd degree assault following a State Police investigation into an alleged domestic incident with his wife that occurred on April 5, 2015 as the couple was driving through Leon in Cattaraugus County. At the same time he was charged with assault, the town board placed him on 60-day paid administrative leave. The paid administrative leave was extended another 30 days in September.
James Curtis, an investigator with the Carroll Police Department and 20-year member of the Ellicott Police Department, is currently serving as Carroll’s interim-police chief. Wright is also still assisting with some administrative duties.